Are you looking for violin and/or fiddle lessons for yourself or for your child? Is it important to you that a potential instructor be professional, experienced, qualified, fun-loving, and enthusiastic?
I am a qualified violin and fiddle teacher welcoming new students to my studio for 2019! I have been teaching violin, fiddle, and piano lessons for over seven years to students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. I have a B. Mus. in Violin Performance from Memorial University of Newfoundland (2012), a B. Ed. in Music Education at UBC (2016), and an M.A. in Irish Traditional Music Performance (August 2019). I have taught private and group lessons on both coasts of Canada for many years, and I have been an instructor at the renowned Salt Spring Fiddle Camp for three years. I teach many styles of violin and fiddle music, including Classical, Celtic, Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Scandinavian, Old Time, and West Coast styles.
As a performer, I have shared stages across Canada with musicians such as Ben Heppner, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, The Bills, Pierre Schryer, Zavallennahh Huscroft, and Martin Hayes. Mostly recently, I performed at Milwaukee Irish Fest 2019 as a soloist, duo, and alongside bands such as We Banjo 3 and Gaelic Storm.
I look forward to working with students of all ages and abilities in the environment that works best for them. Pacing, atmosphere, and a sense of humour are all important aspects of successful music lessons, and I like to discuss with students (and parents) as to what their goals are in our lessons. I am a professional working musician, and I love to share my knowledge with students in a way that encourages and motivates them. Classical, fiddle, music theory, and reading music are all possible elements of lessons, as well as learning fun tunes to show off to family and friends. Past and current students have enjoyed my easygoing yet focused approach, and my fun sense of humour.
Lesson rates are:
$40 for 30 min. (in your home)
$70 for 60 min. (in your home)
I generally travel to students' homes for lessons (within Vancouver), which is convenient and stress-free for many parents and adult students!
For more information and to set up lesson arrangements, please visit my website or respond to this ad by email!